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‘Hessy Wa Dandora’ now trains his guns on Nairobians rocking ‘combat’

If you are in Nairobi and the police get you wearing clothes resembling those of the military without a written document from the Inspector General then you will be in for it.

This warning was fired Hessy Wa Dandora, a faceless Kenyan police officer who warns criminals on Facebook before he photographs them dead.

“Wenye kuvaa hizi nguo muachane nazo kabisa kwa sababu ya usalama wenu (Those wearing combat wear kindly stop for your safety),” he said.

He then warned that if he gets hold of anyone in the clothes, they should not feign ignorance.


According to the Facebook police officer, a group of youths who identified themselves as Gaza members attacked and wounded a woman who was among mourners preparing to take the body of a relative to his home in Western.

Hessy said that the youths wore masks during the attack.

However, most people interviewed by Nairobi News said the government should target traders selling such attire.

James Kamau, 24, who lives in Mlango Kubwa was on Thursday evening wearing a combat shirt.

“I really wonder why someone will be on my neck for buying what they should have stopped from coming to the market,” he said.

Derick Ongubo, who also lives in Mlango Kubwa, said the order was misplaced.


Ongubo, who owns a jungle cap, said not everyone was on Facebook and follows Hessy’s posts.

“If at all the police are serious, let them make it clear on mainstream media that it is wrong to put on such attire. They might end up targeting innocent guys while real criminals escape,” he said.

This is not the first time police have warned civilians against wearing such clothes.

Inspector General Joseph Boinet, early this year, directed that the jungle uniform should not be worn during patrols.

He also said the uniform should only be worn by specialised units or in operation areas where blue uniforms were not viable.

The National Police Service Act under section 101 (1) states that, “A person other than a police officer who, without the written authority of the Inspector-General puts on or assumes, either in whole or in part, the uniform, name, designation or description of a police officer, or a uniform resembling or intended to resemble the uniform of a police officer is guilty.”

If one is found guilty they are subject to a 10 year imprisonment, a fine not exceeding Sh 1 million or both.